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Vol. 12, No. 20 Week of May 20, 2007
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Savings undercut pipeline upkeep

Overconfidence in leak prevention at BP among report’s findings, but larger budgets alone would not have averted Prudhoe mishaps

Wesley Loy

Anchorage Daily News

BP lacked a good process for assessing corrosion risk in Prudhoe Bay pipelines, and corrosion fighters were forced to make “tradeoffs” to meet budget targets, a BP-hired consultant found. The report from Booz Allen Hamilton, a McLean, Va., consulting firm, emerged May 16 as BP’s top U.S. executive,....

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Suggest tapping maintenance expertise outside state

Leak detectors did not give proper warning


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